The Role of Majors in Applying to a Liberal Arts Program


In the admission process to a selective liberal arts college, a lack of any academic focus can also help to weaken a student's application. Some colleges will require applicants…

College searching: what information matters and why


This summer rising seniors and juniors are actively researching colleges in order to plan trips and identify the schools to which they may want to apply. These are indeed…

History as a college major?


Recently the History Department at Rice University offered a class on "Methods and Theory in History," aimed at introducing history majors to the demands of upper division…

Building an education: engineering and college admissions


Gordon Brown, former Dean of Engineering at MIT, described engineers as operating at “the interface between science and society.”  They apply science to convert resources and…